Peugeot 308 with the change of generations will become crossover

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Peugeot 308 with the change of generations will become crossover

All in the family following global 308 will be three modifications. On the conveyor of news to stand up in 2021, the premiere will probably take place earlier.

The PSA plans to invest in its plant in the French Mulhouse, over 200 million euros, most of which will direct the production of a new model (its in the company not named). Today the company produces liftback and wagon Peugeot 508, as well as crossover DS 7 Crossback. Previously on site were collected and previous SUV Peugeot 2008, however, the second-generation model moved to the Spanish city of Vigo. The newspaper L argus, citing its own sources, reports that in Mulhouse will establish the next generation Peugeot 308 (the current 308-th harvested in Sochaux), and the family will be expanded.

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The information that the third generation of the Peugeot 308 to the five-door hatchback and wagon will be joined by a new version appeared in July (sedan not take into account, it is available only in China). As it was reported, following the hatch has intrafactory index P51, “the barn” – P52, and a mysterious modification is just under two code notations – P54 and P54US. The last code supposedly means that the 308-th, intended for the American market, where Peugeot is about to return. Summer profile French media suggested that P54 – not that other as “crossover”. And now the portal L argus just sure of it.

Most likely, a full-fledged SUV to do all the same will not be – Peugeot 308 will acquire protective body kit, Yes the roof rails, plus can increase the ground clearance. In what body will receive a cross-version is still unknown. It is not excluded that this variant will have a hatchback and the estate (for example, as Ford did with the latest Focus).

It is expected that the Peugeot 308 new generation will be offered with petrol and diesel engines, in addition, the model is sure to turn into an electric one.

According to preliminary data, on the conveyor, a new family will fall in 2021-m, but the Prime Minister can celebrate next year.

Recall, Peugeot 308 second generation debuted in 2013, a couple of years ago, hatch and wagon modestly updated. According to Focus2move, last year in Europe was sold about 158 000 cars, which is 2% less than in 2017. For comparison, Opel Astra, in 2018, in the Old world gained 168 000 owners (-30%), the choice on the Ford Focus stopped 210,000 customers (-12%) and the Volkswagen Golf has sold 502 000 copies (-9%).

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In January-September of 2019, according to statistics from the same resource (more recent data Focus2move is not yet leading), the “Frenchman” back in the red, however, as most major competitors in Europe sold about 112,000 cars Peugeot 308 (-7%), sales Asters 118 000 units (-11%), Focus – 182 000 (+13%), VW Golf – 346 000 units (-12%).

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